Also ge·o·det·i·cal.

Origin of geodetic

1665–75; irregular from geodesy; see -ic
Related formsge·o·det·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ge·o·det·ic, adjectiveun·ge·o·det·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for geodetic


  1. of or relating to geodesy
  2. another word for geodesic
Derived Formsgeodetically, adverb
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geodetic in Science


  1. The scientific study of the size and shape of the Earth, its field of gravity, and such varying phenomena as the motion of the magnetic poles and the tides.
Related formsgeodetic adjective
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